Reflecting Back on 2014

In mid-December of 2013, I posted a “reflection” entry, looking back on that year and all the new things I had done. Today, we stand at January 2015, so my apologies for being a bit late with this, but I’d like to keep it going and do a similar reflection entry for the year of 2014.

The year saw a lot of new, wonderful experiences for me. I was also able to re-visit some old places and enjoyed those, as well. I connected with some amazing new people and reconnected with old friends. Overall — it was a good year for me, so thank you, 2014, for treating me so well.

Here is my list, in bullet-type form:

  • Visited four new states (Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Michigan)
  • An incredible Washington, D.C. trip including a visit to the Capitol, Library of Congress, Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown, etc.
  • Solo trip to Detroit, Michigan and Windsor, Ontario for a pair of hockey games and sightseeing
  • Added another Finger Lake to my roster (Skaneateles)
  • Visited my third MLB ballpark // first NY Mets game
  • Visited four new NHL arenas (NY Rangers, Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, Detroit Red Wings)
  • Got my second tattoo
  • Had the chance to attend TEDx Buffalo (first time)
  • Got a full-time job working in communications
  • Saw a wonderful host of theater, including Matilda: The Musical, Jersey Boys and Phantom of the Opera, all in NYC
  • Purchased season tickets to Shea’s and saw: Evita, Wicked, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Mamma Mia, Cinderella
  • Attended many great concerts: Demi Lovato, Cher Lloyd, Fifth Harmony, X Ambassadors, Tokyo Police Club, 5 Seconds of Summer, One Direction

That was my year, boiled-down to 12 bullet points. While that list doesn’t even begin to cover the details, or even cover everything that made the year 2014 a spectacular one, it’s a good start.

I can only hope that whatever 2015 will bring, it will be just as good or perhaps even better. In this moment, I feel as though my life is on a great track, and I am so incredibly blessed to have all the wonderful opportunities I have. I hope that at the year’s end in roughly 12 months from now, I will be in just as great a place as I am now.



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